Liftmaster myQ Internet Gateway Review


Okay so I am a technology freak like most people.  People like me are always on the lookout for the next new thing.  Well, here is something I just installed that can be a life saver if you are like me.  At least once a week I drive away from the house and say to my wife. “Did I close the garage door?”  Seriously I do this at least once a week.  I’ve even come home in the past to find a door open because I didn’t turn around to check it, or maybe something was in fact blocking the sensors that I did not notice as I drove away.

It seems like this should be an easy thing for any busy human to remember, but let’s face it…..we are going too fast some days.  So what’s the answer?  Enter the Liftmaster myQ Internet Gateway.


This little device allows you to setup an account at and register the device and certain openers.  Now I am a fan of the front mount “jack Shaft” style openers and we have one them for a couple years.  However, what I learned is the new 8500 Series has myQ technology built right in.  I purchased the internet gateway and realized it would not work natively as I thought I had 8500’s but I didn’t.  The quick fix was a couple myQ wall control panels that then could be register  with the internet gateway.


Once these are paired up using the mobile app or the website you can set alerts, and also open and close the doors.  It will also tell you the current state of the door and how long it has been in that state.  I have not seen any other really good option that works like this for garage doors and the entire setup was just about $125 for the two wall units and the internet gateway.  You cal click the images above to get pricing from


Basically if you are looking to get new openers, get the new myQ enabled ones from Liftmaster, you will like them and the technology and you will not have to wonder if you closed the door again!

About Chris Colotti

Chris is active on the VMUG and event speaking circuit and is available for many events if you want to reach out and ask. Previously to this he spent close to a decade working for VMware as a Principal Architect. Previous to his nine plus years at VMware, Chris was a System Administrator that evolved his career into a data center architect. Chris spends a lot of time mentoring co-workers and friends on the benefits of personal growth and professional development. Chris is also amongst the first VMware Certified Design Experts (VCDX#37), and author of multiple white papers. In his spare time he helps his wife Julie run her promotional products as the accountant, book keeper, and IT Support. Chris also believes in both a healthy body and healthy mind, and has become heavily involved with fitness as a Diamond Team Beachbody Coach using P90X and other Beachbody Programs. Although Technology is his day job, Chris is passionate about fitness after losing 60 pounds himself in the last few years.


  1. The LiftMaster MyQ Technology is the coolest thing to hit the garage door industry in years! We love being able to offer all residential and commercial garage door customers the ability to close their garage from anywhere. Also, it alerts them if they forget to close it; what’s better than that?

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